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midnight, thousands of federal workers will be furloughed. a little over an hour ago, house republicans held a rally on the steps of the capitol, demanding action from the senate. nbc's brian mooar is following developments on the hill. >> reporter: hours after house republicans passed a spending measure, they rallied outside the capitol. >> and where is the senate? they're not here. >> reporter: and they declared democrats are to blame if the government shuts down after midnight monday. which have offered the compromise. they're turning us down. they are the ones who are shutting down the government. >> reporter: senate democrats say they will reject the house plan as promised because it contains a one-year delay of obama care. >> there is a time and place to debate obama care. but not at a time when millions of innocent people are held hostage if we don't fund the government. >> reporter: beginning tuesday, about 40% of the nation's two million federal workers could be sidelined. social security and medicare checks may be delayed. but some of the first hurt may
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be home buyers seeking government-backed loans, and tourists hoping to take in america's national parks, museums, and monuments. >> i guess we'll just have to deal with it. >> reporter: many americans want congress to deal with it. >> it just seems like people have their individual causes, and they fight for those instead of fighting for the greater good of the country. >> reporter: with time running out, house republicans and senate democrats are still standing their ground. even if this crisis is averted, congress is heading for another big showdown. uncle sam is about to max out his credit card on october 17th. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. a lot of senators are not even in the district tonight. they went home for the weekend. they will be returning to the capitol until tomorrow at 2:00. that's when they're expected to reject the house bill that keeps the government running, but delays obama care. senators are then expected to send back a government funding extension, and will ask house members to vote again.
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republican leadership have not said what they will do if the senate rejects their legislation. debate over the standoff on the hill spread across the river to virginia today. news4's rek ward has more on how this debate is impacting the governor's race in the commonwealth, and what some visitors had to say about this impending shutdown. >> reporter: the face of opposition to the affordable health care act on nbc's "meet the press" with david gregory. >> the next step is the senate needs to act. right now the senate is on recess. in my view, harry reid should call the senate back in today. we have a bill in front of us there. is a government shutdown in 48 hours. >> reporter: and bargain any unforeseen change of position from either party that will likely be the case. >> the republican majority recklessly decided to hold the entire country hostage until they get what they want. >> reporter: government agency, the smithsonian museums, national parks and citizens who work for the government or need to file a student loan or small
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business loan, they'll bear the brunt. >> it's really hard to believe this is what is running the country. >> reporter: he is among those paying close attention to the tempest on the hill. he went so far as to visit the gallery and see it for himself. >> the debates and the statements are just -- i can't imagine that kind of hatred just because who have is sitting in the white house. >> reporter: and it's spilling over to the race to determine who sits in richmond as well. state attorney general and candidate for governor, ken cuccinelli is an opponent of the affordable health care act. he also said he doesn't support a shutdown. his democratic challenger responded. >> why won't he speak out and tell the tea party folks over there who are moving rapidly forward to shut our government down to stop using this as a bargaining chip? >> reporter: derrick ward, news4. >> stay with news4 for continuing coverage of this looming shutdown. you can also get more coverage on nbcwashington.com. new at 6:00, a possible new lead in the search for three men
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who allegedly went on a robbery spree last week in northwest. one of them was armed with a taser. police just released this surveillance video. the first robberies happened. >> reporter: wendy, it happened right here in this block there is usually a lot of people walking around, walking dogs. and as you say, police released this surveillance video earlier today. they want to bring these taser robberies to an end. this surveillance video is short, but it's long enough to capture the images of three men, men d.c. police say are connected to a string of armed robberies in the logan circle neighborhood. their weapon? a taser. this woman walks her dog bryce in the area where the robberies have been happening. >> yeah, i'm always out walking my dog. it is a bit disturbing that this is happening, because it's so close to home. but and the cops will take care of it. >> reporter: the video was taken
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in connection with a robbery in the 1300 block of 12th street northwest. it was 3:40 in the morning on september 23rd. two of the other taser robberies happened between 2:00 and 4:30 in the afternoon. one at 5:20 in the morning, all along n street between ninth and 13th streets. the men have been stealing wallets, cash, and cell phones, and tasering some of their victims. >> situational awareness. just don't walk around by yourself. make sure you walk around in pairs. don't walk around at strange hours of the night where you don't need to and places you are offering a $10,000 reward for information that helps them solve the case. reporting live from northwest washington, darcy spencer, news4. a man was killed and a pregnant woman delivered her baby early after a head-on crash in fairfax county. this accident happened about 1:30 this morning. on the fairfax county parkway
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near braddock road. police say 44-year-old abraham aragon of manassas, he was driving the wrong way on the parkway when he hit another car head-on and died at the scene. the victims in the other car are a couple from camp hill, pennsylvania. they were treated with nonlife-threatening injuries, but the woman went into labor. her baby is now in serious condition. police are investigating whether alcohol was a factor in this crash. tonight police are looking for a suspect who sexually assaulted and robbed a woman in northwest d.c. this was on irving street around 2:30 this morning. police say a woman was approached by a man with a gun. he forced her into an alley, sexually assaulted her. the suspect reportedly took several items from the victim and fled on a bicycle. if you have information, you're asked to call the d.c. police. an exclusive look inside that mall in kenya where dozens were held hostage. the tribute today to some of those victims. the retrial of amanda knox's murder case is set to begin tomorrow in italy.
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so will she show up and testify? so will she show up and testify? and amelia, what can we i'm terry mcauliffe, candidate for governor, and i sponsored this ad. for 30 years i've worked as an obgyn, my job is to protect the health of women.
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so i'm particularly offended by ken cuccinelli. cuccinelli wants to make all abortion illegal ... ... even in cases of rape and incest. ... even to protect a woman's health. i want a governor who's focused on schools and creating jobs, not someone who wants to do my job. who's ken cuccinelli to interfere in the lives of women across virginia?
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a deadly day in iraq. a arrived#f attacks this morning around baghdad theúxç ram bom were k where 67 people were killed and hundreds injured. these are exclusive photos of the aftermath inside the westgate mall. the kenyan government has confirmed one more suspect was arrested today. 12 others still in police custody.
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police say more of the attacker mace be on the run after escaping the mall. there was a noticeable amount of security at churches across nairobi today. people entering sunday services were searched. and today a local group of muslim leaders formed a human chain outside the westgate mall to show their respect for the victims and their families. the retrial of amanda knox begins tomorrow in italy. knox was found guilty of killing 21-year-old meredith kercher in 2009, but she won an appeal the 2011 and she was released and she returned to the united states. but the case is being tried again after italy's highest court noted contradictions and interconsistencies in the first trial. knox is not planning to return to florence, but she could be asked to testify via video link. she maintains her innocence in this case. we had a gorgeous sunday we had a gorgeous sunday today, didn't we?
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heavy rain and strong winds caused severe flooding and power outages in the seattle area today. take a look at this.
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the heavy rainfall caused flooded streets and road closures. wind gusts also knocked down trees and power lines. patrons at a local restaurant ate by candlelight in the middle of the afternoon, which is kind of nice. and they say it comes with the territory when you are living in the pacific northwest. well, certainly rain, that's for sure. >> absolutely. and the wind gust there's they say are going about the the worst overnight tonight, 40 to 50 miles per hour. >> what is that? just a storm off the coast? >> absolutely. and here we're continuing to talk about dry weather. >> we can't really complain. >> it's been really nice. our year to month -- our month rainfall deficit now just over 2 inches. and that's going to continue on the seven-day. we're really not looking at a lot of rain for this week. it's not going to be until next weekend. and we have some great weather video today. did you get out and enjoy the weather? we had a mix of clouds and sunshine. it was comfortably cool. this video from takoma park. folks taking advantage of the nice fall-like weather. maybe you're thinking it's been
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just a little bit too cool outside. well, we're looking at warmer temperatures tomorrow, and then we're looking at low 80s for the majority of this week. i love this picture. i was tweeted in shenandoah county, virginia, of the leaves changing color. if you have pictures of the leaves changing color, make sure to share them with us on facebook and twitter. here are your weather headlines. for tomorrow, a cloud/sun mix once again. after tomorrow, summer-like warmth for the rest of this week. and like i said, our lack of rain continues. since september 1, we are now under 2 inches below where we should be for our rainfall amount. temperatures now in the low 70s. 73 in washington. and a low temperature tonight in washington of 57 degrees. out in the suburbs, chilly there. temperatures in the low to mid-40s. very similar to what we experienced last night. partly cloudy skies overnight tonight. here is a look at the latest satellite and radar image.
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you can see for the most part, mainly clear skies across this area. notice this pretty impressive cloud deck, trying to make its way into our area. this with a cold front. and this front is going to move through monday and tuesday, only bringing with it clouds. really not a lot of rain with this front at all for our area. but, again, that is going to bring a little more in the way of clouds for a monday and tuesday. so the bus stop forecast tomorrow morning, mid 50s in the district. mid- to upper 40s in the suburbs. definitely jacket weather tomorrow morning as the kids are getting on the school bus. sunrise tomb now at 7:03. and your hourly forecast for tomorrow, cloud/sun mix throughout the day. we're warmer. a high temperature of 77 degrees tomorrow. and then for tuesday, it's the first day of october. it's not going to feel like. feeling more like early september. we're still drink on tuesday, partly sunny skies. and then for wednesday, beautiful sunshine. and look at this.
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a high temperature of 84 degrees. our average high of about 73. so we're continuing to run a good 10 degrees above average as we begin october. and that warmth doesn't go anywhere. thursday, friday, we're still in the low 80s for high temperatures. clouds will slowly increase. looking ahead to next weekend, saturday remaining dry. saturday night into sunday, some rain is looking likely. maybe some thunderstorms. that with more powerful cold front. and you can see, wendy, that's going to cool us down next sunday, a high temperature of 72 degrees. >> oh, my. >> but this week feeling like early september. >> thanks, amelia.
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this is the xfinity sports desk, brought to you by xfinity. your home for the most live sports. >> oh, it's not pretty. >> it is not. >> it has not been pretty. >> first it was offense and defense or the redskins. >> now it's the fans are even messing up. >> it's everyone right now. the redskins are down 14-10 to the raiders. that game is in the third quarter right now. as for the early games around
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the nfl, baltimore seemed to have bounced back from a disastrous opening night loss with two straight victories. today the ravens got back ray rice from injury, but even he wasn't enough from buffalo. joe flacco, his day went south quickly in western new york. second quarter, baltimore down six. flacco looking for ed dixon, but he gets picked off here by former raven jim leonard. that's the second interception of the game and it would prove could be costly. four plays later the bills crash in. fred jackson, 16-yard touchdown there. the bills take a 20-7 lead. let's move ahead. just over a minute to play, ravens somehow down only by three points. flacco once again intercepted. that time by kiko alonzo. five interceptions in the game. that tied a career high. buffalo wins 23-20. as for the ravens, they're now 2-2 on the season. chiefs hosting the giants. former division rivals andy reed
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and tom coughlin squaring off. we pick this up in the second quarter. giant downs a touchdown. eli manning, he is going to air one out deep to victor cruz. he'll haul this one in for a 69-yard touchdown. good ahead and cue the salsa music. giants tie it at 7. third quarter, chiefs up 10-7. dexter mccluster returning this punt. he's got to move the zone. picks up some blocks. and he is going to get past everyone. he'll take this one 89 yards to the end zone. and watch dexter once he scores. he'll do a little salsa dancing of his own. chiefs that. >> go on to win, 31-7. kansas city 4-0. giants, they drop to 0-4 on the season. cardinals and buccaneers. west field high school's mike lennon making his first start for the tampa bay buccaneers. fourth quarter, big moment here. in the red zone, see going to find mike williams for an eight-yard touchdown. that's his first touchdown in
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his nfl career. the buccaneers go up 7-0. under a minute to play. bucs down by three, but driving. gets intercept heard by patrick peterson. glennon throws for 194 yards, 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions. tampa bay, they fall 13-10. they drop to 0-4 on the year. over on the diamond, today was the last day of the regular season. and the last time davey johnson will manage a baseball team. his career spans over 40 years as a player and coach. in his final game as nationals manager, davey gave most of the veterans the day off. the crowd at phoenix giving davey a standing ovation before this one started. bottom of the third, rourke, he is going to get willie bloomquist to go down swinging here. allowed three hits and one earned run in over seven innings pitched. the top of the six, we're tied at one in the offense. finally gets going. a man up, and he takes that one
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into left. zack walters comes in to score. nats, they take the lead. right now they're on top, 2-1 in the eighth inning. red sox and oils. khris davis with 53 runs on the shefnlt was named the most valuable orioles. pick it up in the bottom of the six. two on for the birds. and matt thornton's pitch gets past the catcher. jonathan scope comes into score. the orioles take a 6-5 lead. later in the inning, ryan flaherty, he is in for davis. and the man on flaherty takes one down the right field line. brian roberts comes in to score on the double. oh, hold on for the victory, 7-6. 85 wins on the season for baltimore. one of the strangest no-hitters you'll ever see. marlins and tigers. henderson alvarez, he is on the verge of a no-hitter in the ninth. he is one out away. he strikes out matt tuiasosopo.
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but what makes this so interesting. the marlins with no trounce board yet. so they have to play to the bottom of the 9th. bases loaded. alvarez on deck. may have to win this game himself. but up first is greg dobbs. a wild pitch here from the tigers, and john carlos stanton comes in to score the game-winning run. on the last day of the season, it's a no-hitter for alvarez, the fifth no-hitter in marlins history. capitals open up the season on tuesday. but today their captain alex ovechkin was in greece. became the first russian to carry the olympic torch leading up to this year's olympics games in sochi. ovi scheduled to be back tomorrow night. they start the season this tuesday against the defending stanley cup champions, the chicago blackhawks. >> okay. see you at 11:00. and you want the give us another quick look at the forecast? >> so we're talking about kind of some interesting weather out in washington state. heavy rain, winds there. that's a cold front.
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by the time that gets here tomorrow, tuesday. >> it's going to get here that quickly? it's taking the red-eye. >> it is racing. and because of that, we're remaining dry and quiet. no rain by the time the front gets here. just a mix of clouds and sunday for your monday and tuesday. 7 for a high tomorrow. and then tuesday through friday, we're in the low 80s. our next best chance of rain next sunday. >> nice. and that's the
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on this sunday night, on the brink. a government shoutdown now just over 24 hours away. tonight, who is to blame and the real impact for millions of american ? who is following you? turns out on social network, not just your friends, the government. like it or not. troubled waters. the toktsic threat to a vital part of the atlantic coastline. and high anxiety. we'll fly along with a man who jumped from 6,000 feet and wound up straight between a rock and a hard place. good evening. things aren't looking

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